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bpytop not working
rakemup 16 Oct

I'm using Brave in Bodhi Linux.
~$ bpytop
Bpytop exited with errorcode (1). See /home/tc/snap/bpytop/140/.config/bpytop/error.log for more information!
sudo bpytop returned the same error
16/10/20 (12:05:54) | ERROR: Data collection thread failed with exception: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/proc/diskstats'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/snap/bpytop/140/usr/bin/bpytop", line 2558, in _runner
File "/snap/bpytop/140/usr/bin/bpytop", line 2889, in _collect
io_counters = psutil.disk_io_counters(perdisk=True if SYSTEM == "Linux" else False, nowrap=True)
File "/snap/bpytop/140/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 2063, in disk_io_counters
rawdict = _psplatform.disk_io_counters(**kwargs)
File "/snap/bpytop/140/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 1123, in disk_io_counters
for entry in gen:
File "/snap/bpytop/140/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 1074, in read_procfs
with open_text("%s/diskstats" % get_procfs_path()) as f:
File "/snap/bpytop/140/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 727, in open_text
return open(fname, "rt", **kwargs)
PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/proc/diskstats'
16/10/20 (12:05:54) | WARNING: Exiting with errorcode (1). Runtime 0:00:02


Well, obviously bpytop has no rights to read /proc/diskstats.

Have you checked that already?

whizse 16 Oct
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Installed with snap? If so it might be something similar to this?

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